Transnistria: New Banknotes Commemorate World War II

Started by Bimat, May 01, 2015, 04:39:07 PM

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Bimat

The official press release in Russian is here.

The 1 and 10 Ruble banknotes commemorate 70 Years of Victory in World War II. These commemorative notes are like the existing regular issues, but have an overprint at lower right front with the Russian text 70 ЛЕТ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ (70 Years of Great Victory) above Saint George's Ribbon, the most respected symbol of military valour in Russia, followed by 1945-2015 below. 7070 pieces of each denomination were put into circulation and 2000 pieces of each denomination were sold as numismatic products in folders.

Aditya

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Figleaf

And in case you were wondering, the person pictured on the note is Alexander Suvorov, who has ties with Russia, Sweden and even what is today Nagorno-Karabakh, but not Transnistria. Also, he was long dead at the time of the second world war. Also, Transnistria is a Russian puppet "state", recognised by just three countries: Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and South Ossetia, all three other Russian marionettes. Somehow, these facts seem to hang together...

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Bimat

The banknotes were issued on August 27. The press release is here. (In Russian!)

Aditya

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.